Coronation Street star Duggie Brown has died at the age of 82

Coronation Street star Duggie Brown has died at the age of 82 – after playing THREE different characters on the soap – as comic Tommy Cannon pays tribute

  • The comedian’s passing was announced by fellow comic Tommy Cannon, 84, who praised him as a ‘funny, funny man’
  • Duggie had an illustrious career in comedy, starring on the likes of light entertainment programme The Good Old Days from 1971 to 1980
  • He also made three separate appearances on Corrie as a trio of different characters, with his most recent being Ted Spear earlier this year 

Coronation Street star Duggie Brown has died at the age of 82.

The comedian’s passing was announced by fellow comic Tommy Cannon, 84, who described him as a ‘funny, funny man.’

Duggie, who starred in Coronation Street in three separate unrelated roles, made his most recent appearance on the soap earlier this year as Ted Spear, who was killed in a hit-and-run.

RIP: Coronation Street star Duggie Brown has died at the age of 82, the comic previously made multiple appearances on the soap (pictured in 2004)

Sharing his pal’s on Twitter, Tommy said: ‘Really sad to hear about the passing of Duggie Brown, Rest in peace pal, what a funny funny man- thinking of all your friends and family.’

Before his soap debut, Duggie had an illustrious career in comedy, starring on the likes of light entertainment programme The Good Old Days from 1971 to 1980, and he appeared on Granada Television’s The Comedians.

The star also had a successful acting career, portraying a milkman in Ken Loach’s 1969 classic Kes in one of his first-ever roles.

Tragic: The actor’s death was revealed on Tuesday after his Corrie character Ted Spear was killed off earlier this year

Sad: Duggie’s passing was announced by fellow comic Tommy Cannon, as he took to Twitter to pay tribute

He starred as lab technician Phil Strong in detective series ‘The Enigma Files’ in the 1980s, and appeared in comedy series The Glamour Girls.

Duggie had strong links to Corrie through his sister Lynne Perrie, who portrayed iconic character Ivy Tilsley for 23 years from 1971 to 1994.

Lynne – who died in 2006 aged 74 – also starred in Kes alongside her brother. 

Blast from the past! Duggie made three separate appearances on the ITV soap, including as suave Bernie Cooper in 2004 (pictured)

Sensational: Before his soap debut, Duggie had an illustrious career in comedy, starring on the likes of light entertainment programmes including Cryer’s Crackers

Duggie himself went on to star in Corrie as Ted Spear, when his character was struck by Faye Windass’ (Ellie Leach) car when she was driving back home following a New Year’s Eve party.

At first Ted appeared fine after being hit, but he was found dead in his chair the following day, with a terrified Emma and Faye plotting to cover up their involvement in his death.

This wasn’t Duggie’s first appearance in Corrie, as he also starred as The Hour Glass bar owner George Freeman in 1997, and seven years later he appeared as Bernie Cooper, the husband of Honor Blackman’s character Rula Romanoff, a friend of Rita Sullivan (Barbara Knox).

Throwback: He also starred in the 1970s series Take My Wife (pictured in 1979)

He’s dead! Duggie’s character Ted was run over on Corrie, and despite appearing fine was found dead in his chair the following day

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